My mechanic spent a day with me as we became friends. He regularly visits my Honda CRV for maintenance. We do it religiously. Good thing after all this years, I haven’t started to learn the inside of my CRV except for few things for he might be out of job.
They will also be hotter. An exhaust manifold is usually made of cast iron, and its’ primary purpose is to funnel several exhaust ports into one, so you don’t need four exhaust pipes sticking out the back of your Civic.
If you have a garage park your car there as often as possible. Fuel thieves will have to deal with this extra security and may be put off and find another, easier, target.
Get the replacement tubing that will be placed where the scrap catalytic converter price guide used to be and then mark the tubing using a permanent marker to cut the right length. Again, using the reciprocating saw cut the new tubing at the desired length.
Any random guy can start buying junk cars. You could even do it if you wanted to. So in order to get the best deal for your car, you want to eliminate as many middle men as possible. The best way to do this is to investigate their business. If they only have an ad on Craigslist…then they are probably at the bottom of the junk car food chain.
Before we get to the tail pipe, we come to the muffler. This is an important part of the exhaust system and one we never think about. Since exhaust gas is shooting out the exhaust system at high pressure, it creates a lot of noise. The muffler reduces the backpressure of the exhaust, while at the same time improving engine efficiency, engine performance, the power output of the car and it even reduces the wear and tear of engine components. The most significant aspect of the muffler is the noise reduction it creates.
Keep in mind not all cars have aluminum rims, and do not be dismayed if you go to sell a catalytic converter at a scrap yard, and they tell you it is an “aftermarket” one worth only about $5.00-$10.00. In any case if you read and follow these instructions you’ll understand how to buy and sell junk cars for profit.